NYPD seek 5 suspects accused of assaulting 2 teens dressed in Jewish garb in Brooklyn

Kimberly Dole
November 27, 2019 - 9:17 am

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Police are searching for five suspects they say assaulted two Jewish teens in Brooklyn.

On Nov. 11, at approximately 6 p.m., police say the group approached a 14-year-old male, smacked him in the head, and knocked his Yarmulke off the top of his head.

The group then approached a second victim, a 15-year-old male, and officials say they removed a fedora hat off of his head, and then fled down Albany Avenue towards Saint Johns Place, and threw the fedora onto the ground.

Both teens were dressed in traditional Jewish garb.

Police believe all the suspects are teenagers and one was wearing a ski mask.

The incident is being investigated by the (H.C.T.F) Hate Crimes Task Force.

Police ask anyone with information to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477.

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